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Submitted by Atheist Australian (Australia), Sep 24, 2008 at 04:13

Zelator has made some good points and remembered to include another favourite principle of mine, and that is the separation of Church and State, that is central to the concept of a modern democracy.

I also agree with Zelator that religion has done much harm to Science due to the clandestine attack on Evolution by religious groups under the guise of "Intelligent Design".

I get the feeling America is going the same way as the Ancient Greek state of Ionia, where the scientific method was first known to have been discovered, and after a few centuries of Scientific progress with research papers stored in the Great Library of Alexandria, religious zealots who claimed to be Christian murdered Hypathia the last Chief Librarian and burned the majority of the research papers. Brilliant scientists such as Democritus were persecuted by non-Christian polytheistic religious leaders and accused of impiety, a religious crime. I wonder how long until Christian religious zealots begin to imprison American scientists and Science teachers for daring to teach Evolution, and again charge them with impiety?

Those of us whether we are atheists or religious but are intelligent, reasonable and logical people should put our collective foot down and stand up to those who are persecuting Mr Barack Obama and want to condemn him on the Court of Public opinion for either having been or for being a Muslim. Come on America use common sense and respect Mr Obama's First Amendment Rights!

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